Monday, September 8, 2008

Taco Seasoning Mix

OK, so I am a BIG huge McCormick Taco Seasoning FAN!!!! To me there is NOTHING better.... BUT the price keeps going up and up and up and with having to spend more money on healthy food, I thought I would try and find ways to cut money other places.... SOOO here is a recipe that is ALMOST as good and the McCormicks!

2 t. Minced Dry Onion
1 t. Chili Power
1/2 t. Dried Red Peppers, crushed
1/4 t. Dried Oregano
1 t. Salt
1/2 t. Cornstarch
1/2 t. Garlic powder
1/2 t. Ground Cumin

Mix all together and store in a cool dry place... this makes JUST ABOUT 2 T. of mix. Use like you would any other taco seasoning packets.

What I like to do is mix up about 4 packets worth... then just use 2 T. of the mix when I make Taco's OR My VERY VERY favorite

TACO SOUP

1 lb. Browned Hamburger (you can omit this for a Meatless meal , I usually just use whatever leftover taco meat is in the freezer)
1 Can Kidney Beans (light or dark)
1 Can Black Beans
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes (I like to use my garden canned pints)
1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning (we buy this in bulk at Sams Club... so then I use 2 T.)
2 Cans Corn
1 Packet Taco Seasoning (or 2 T. Taco Mix from above)

Place ALL of the ingredients into a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 min. Serve with Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream. It is VERY FUN to eat with Totilla Chips!

1 comment:

amysfinerthings said...

I love ranch in nearly anything -- maybe I'll add a couple of spoons to my taco soup next time! (We get ours at Sam's, too!)